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    Recommendations for Choosing a Hanging Daybed

    Recommendations for Choosing a Hanging Daybed

    Homeowners looking for ways to truly revitalize their spaces - whether their bedrooms or their porches - are in just the right place here at Four Oak Bed Swings. We’ve also had a knack for creativity and design and we put it to good use in the handcrafted beauty that is our collection of hanging daybed swings.

    Lucky for you, when you shop with us, more than beauty comes with the purchase - function comes with it too! Just check out our blog and you’ll see all of the ways that a hanging swing bed can help you relax and might even be practical for helping you get better sleep! 

    If you’re looking for one, whether for your porch, your living or family room, or even for your bedroom, we have plenty of highlights in our collection of bed swings. We’re committed to providing a legendary level of customer service, and in part, that means pointing you in the direction of the designs that will meet your needs best.

    See if any of the following appeals to you based on what we have to save about them, and if you have any questions, just give us a call to learn more!

    1. The “Loveseat” for intimate company

    The popular image of a daybed swing might be of one that is large - you know, bed-sized - while the contrasting image of a porch swing is much smaller. Some of you might have even formed an impression of porch swings as uncomfortable, bare wooden contraptions. With such little room for imagination, it might seem like you have to take one or the other and make tough compromises in size and comfort.

    That may be the case for some producers, but it isn’t the case with Four Oak Bed Swings, or rather, it isn’t the case with what we can provide. You see, our imaginations are not limited, and we’ve created bed swings for every occasion, setting, and purpose. You won’t need to stake a compromise on comfort, size, or appeal, either.

    Imagine the perfectly sized bed swing for intimate company; able to be worked into porches, living areas, and even little nooks with limited space. It has all the character and modest dimensions of most porch swings, but it’s much more elegantly styled and significantly more comfortable. Perfect for one, two, or potentially even three occupants, it’s like a hanging loveseat.

    That’s our Seaside Bed Swing; with a high back and adequate armrest space for ideal comfort, with slightly scaled-down dimensions for intimacy, it’s the ideal match for porches and spaces with limited room. It also makes the perfect companion piece to support intimate company and close friendship.

    1. For those who love face time

    Suppose you found our Seaside Bed Swing appealing but desired a design that allowed for even a bit more familiarity and comfort? Perhaps you might be looking for a solution for your home or porch that is ideal for closer spaces and offers even more personal taste than the Seaside - which, mind you is, is hard to do.

    If that’s the case, you might be well served by our “Courting” Bed Swing. This unique bed swing, without a back and with staggered diagonal rests, is one of the most interesting designs - and one of the most unique - in our collection.

    Compact, yet classic, the “Courting” is ideal for spaces with limited space. Due to the nature of its design and its odd symmetry, the “Courting” is best used by one occupant - or two, if the nature of the companionship admits such closeness. Also, the manner in which it is arranged makes it most amenable to face-to-face interaction, rather than other bed swings, where occupants would typically sit alongside or next to each other.

    Of course, despite the name, the “Courting” Bed Swing is also a match made in heaven for those who truly appreciate their alone time. For anyone who needs a quiet little space to get away and has the room to provide it, this bed swing will be a delight. Just set it up, grab your favorite refreshment and a good read, or perhaps some music if that is to your liking, and the “Courting” will quickly become your spot of choice.

    1. Want to minimize your impact on the environment? Don’t miss our R&R!

    As consumers, we all do the best we can to minimize our collective impact on the environment; some of us do this while gathering as much natural allure as we can from the process. There are many ways to do it, too. Recycle your plastics and glass. Cut back on single-use plastics and other paper products to help minimize waste. Turn the lights off when you don’t need to have them burning. Walk or take a bike instead of driving, or carpool when the occasion allows for it.

    The point is, there are as many ways under the sun to minimize your carbon footprint and your holistic impact on the Earth as you can imagine. Creativity is the only boundary that matters when you’re doing the best you can for the Earth. Creative minds come up with great ways to upcycle and even better ways to cut back on waste.

    Speaking of creativity, saving the Earth isn’t the only thing for which that trait is explicitly useful. Creativity is great for lots of other things - like coming up with unique and beautiful designs in art and furniture.

    Creativity has been the inspiration that has enabled us here at Four Oak Bed Swings to produce a hanging daybed that is not only one of a kind for its visual aesthetics but also uniquely situated to benefit the environment. You see, our R&R Bed Swing may be ideal for rest and relaxation, but that is not what the R&R in the name stands for!

    Whereas our other bed swings are predominantly made from Southern Yellow Pine, Western Red Cedar, or Cypress, our R&R is made entirely of reclaimed and recycled wood. Catching onto the gist, now? This swing bed is one that brings you not only rest and relaxation but also benefits the Earth!

    The R&R Bed Swing is made largely from reclaimed antique heart pine, while the rest of it is made from wood that has been reclaimed or recycled from home deconstructions or salvaged from other sources. It prevents all of that scrap lumber from going to waste and even makes a thing of unparalleled beauty out of it all. From a cup of dirt grows a flower, or so they say.

    That is one of the reasons why we promote our R&R Bed Swing without paint; it shows off the natural beauty of the wood underneath. There is something stately and dignified about furniture that has been reproduced from reclaimed wood. We wouldn’t quite call it regal, but it is almost an aloof character that has been garnered from the process of restoring youth to aging and failing materials.

    Reclaimed wood may bear scars, stains, and discoloration, but that’s no different from spalting in a piece of wood stock. Each mark makes the wood unique. There are some out there who might even say reclaimed wood is more beautiful than freshly milled wood, and in some ways, we’d have to agree with them.

    1. Perfectly sized for the bedroom

    Some of you reading this will naturally be looking for a hanging daybed for the bedroom, although you might not want one specifically for use as a daybed. You might want one for use as an actual bed - you know, one that you can retire to at night to get a full night of restful sleep.

    Hanging swing beds may be ideal for that, it’s true - provided you outfit your bedroom with a model that is adequately sized and amenable to the situation. While all of our swing beds and porch swings are delightful little accommodations for relaxation, some of them are not really suitable as full-size beds.

    Additionally, you might consider it a glaring inconvenience to have rails on the sides of your bed, which is completely understandable. You might just be looking for something that is properly sized and well designed for use as a hanging bed - and we have just the ticket for that.

    Check out The Hanging Bed. That’s actually the name - there might be more than one “hanging bed” at Four Oak Bed Swings, but there is only one “The Hanging Bed”; it’s the one!

    This hanging bed, that is, the hanging bed, is available in five sizes, so whatever your needs or preferences are in a bed, you can have it with this model - as small as a crib or as large as a King bed.

    Additionally, this bed is designed without rails, so wherever you have it situated in your room, it will be easy and comfortable to get in and out of - whether it’s against a wall or nestled in a corner.

    1. Limited space on the porch? Go All-American!

    Back to those who are looking for a unique hanging daybed or swing for the porch, but don't necessarily need to meet any requirements for cramping. For those of you for whom the “Courting” and Seaside Swing Beds might have been a little too small, we welcome you to investigate the All-American Bed Swing as a viable option.

    Front to back, it’s more like a smaller swing than a bed, which still makes it ideal for porches with limited space. Even with that in mind, it has adequate room for gatherings and parties, and it couldn’t be more comfortable!

    Just be warned - sitting in this bed swing with a beverage of choice may cause all your worldly cares to melt away entirely, leaving you worry-free and enraptured by a state of utter, incomprehensible bliss!

    1. Looking for something else?

    Those of you who are lucky enough to have extra room on your porch or elsewhere in your home might be looking for something a little more capacious than the models we’ve investigated so far. In that case, we’d like to direct your attention in the direction of our bed swings, including The Buckhead and The Avalon.

    Each and every home layout has its own constraints and space considerations, so finding something that’s perfect for your unique living situation can be tough. Just remember - do your homework ahead of time and at the end of it you’ll have a bed swing that will serve you admirably for many years!

    How to Hang Your Swing Bed

    By the way, our bed swings come with standard 1-inch manila ropes, although with some of them you may be able to choose alternate options for hanging. Some of them can be paired with Easy-Adjust Ropes or even steel cables, whichever you prefer and would look better in your home. You can also have them sent to you with no hanging materials if you’d prefer to arrange for that yourself.

    By the way, in case you wanted to take advantage of the fact that our bed swings come with ropes standard, we also have the resources you’ll need to learn how to hang your bed swing. Just check out that link; it shows you everything you need, but if you have any questions you can always call us.

    Accessorize for the Perfect Match

    Before we let you go on your way, remember to check out our collections of custom tables, cushions, and accessories for your bed swing so you can really create a custom look for your home. Additionally, remember to carefully select your preferences on the product page - many of our bed swings can be completed with a clear finish, but we also will finish them in the color of your choice, as indicated on the product page.

    After you’re all squared away, get ready to kick back and relax! All of our bed swings ship for free and come entirely assembled! All you need to do is hang it and then you can lay back!

    Take some time to get familiar with the options mentioned here and if you have any questions at all, make sure you give us a call at 334-202-2870. We love hearing from our customers and we’d be more than happy to help you enjoy the perfect experience with one of our hanging daybed swings.

    How a Porch Swing Bed Will Rejuvenate Your Home

    How a Porch Swing Bed Will Rejuvenate Your Home

    While it might not have been the first thing on your mind when you stumbled across this article, a porch swing bed might be just the creative accent that your home needs to serve as a breath of fresh air.

    Decor, accessories, new furniture, and other domestic fixtures all have the ability to positively impact your living spaces, and the more creative, the better. With a little bit of insight and some attention to detail, you can revitalize your home with a porch swing bed - and it will bring along with it some of the following beneficial attributes!

    1. Provide a gathering place for company

    One of the more obvious benefits of a porch swing bed is that it gives you and your company a natural focal point for gathering. Everyone home needs them and usually, it’s the furniture that provides that central location.

    However, on a porch, more often than not the seating is not communal. Sofas and other such arrangements are rare on porches, instead, giving way to seating such as chairs, while some porches lack seating arrangements altogether.

    A swing bed for your porch, in addition to providing a communal seating arrangement for more intimate company, pairs beautifully with other seating to provide extra space for gathering, relaxing, and enjoying company.

    It’s hardly surprising that such an interesting and intriguing fixture of furniture would have such an effect!

    1. Help you relax

    Another great thing about a swing bed for your porch - or a swing bed for any room in your home - is that it may even be able to help you relax. Each and every one of us have stressors in our lives, and in that respect alone, each and every one of us could use a little help unwinding.

    Relaxed, reading, or sleeping in a swing bed is a little bit like being in a hammock, and a little bit like being in a boat in a gentle harbor, rocking on welcoming swells. If those feelings of gentle undulation are pleasant to you, then you’ll simply love a porch swing bed.

    There are also some who report feelings of uplifted relaxation when they sleep or rest in a hammock, or in this case, a swing bed. Some report that the gentle rocking motions of the swing help to lull them into a deep sense of relaxation; others even say it’s the best way to get refreshing, deep sleep!

    1. Bring you the benefits of outdoor living!

    In addition to the fact that a swing bed may even be able to help you relax, there’s also the fact that they have the potential to get you closer to the outdoors. Being in the outdoors stimulates the senses and has positive effects on the mood and on overall feelings of wellness. Some even say that being in the outdoors fosters a number of positive health benefits as well.

    A daybed swing for your porch is a great way to get outdoors without having to stray too far. Comfortable, practical, and amenable, a swing bed gets you closer to the elements without putting you in them. With a model that has been well-chosen to match the aesthetic of your living space, you can appreciate the beauty of nature and reap some of the benefits of getting outside from the comfort of one of our hanging swings!

    1. Improve the value of your home

    Finally, if there’s one benefit that you can enjoy about some of the highlights from our collection of bed swings, it’s that you may even be able to improve the value of your home. Hanging a bed swing is a quick, relatively easy improvement you can make to your home that will serve as a fixture of fascination and add value to your home.

    Home improvement is a continuous process, and once you unleash the creative spirit within you, you’ll be looking for new ways to spruce up your porch and other living areas. A bed swing, for you, may be just the beginning of a beautiful thing!

    These are some of the greatest benefits you can enjoy from the purchase of a bed swing for your porch from our collection; but just in case you needed a little boost of confidence, consider the following.

    All of our bed swings are made from the highest quality Southern Yellow Pine, constructed using proven techniques and finished with at least three coats of high-grade outdoor varnish. We also ship them fully assembled - for free - and they come with the ropes you’ll need to hang them. There is even an in-depth tutorial on our website on how to hang your bed swing.

    Does it sound like a great deal? That’s because it is! Check our catalog of bed swings via the links above and don’t miss a chance to pair them up with our cushions and accessories so you’ll have a custom match for your home. Start making your dream creation today and if you have any questions, call us at 334-202-2870 today.

    Fielding Some Questions About Our Outdoor Hanging Beds

    Fielding Some Questions About Our Outdoor Hanging Beds

    Are you thinking about adding an outdoor hanging bed to the arrangement of your home or porch? Do you still have questions that you would like to answer in the course of your shopping before you go through with the big decision?

    Here are some questions that you might have floating around; we’d love to answer any upfront, but just in case you’re still wondering about something or other, please feel free to get in touch with us at the number listed at the bottom of this article. If there’s one thing besides objective quality that has ensured success for us, it’s excellent customer service, so don’t be a stranger.

    1. Where can I place one? Does it have to be outdoors?

    Guess what - just because it has outdoor in the name doesn’t mean that you need to place it outside. In fact, there is plenty of room in your home that might benefit beautifully from the inclusion of one of our elegant designs.

    They are wonderful on your front or back porch, and getting outdoors is nice as well, but this is a topic that we have probed at length in our blog. Whether you place one in the vestibule, in a common area or even in your bedroom, it’s almost sure to make a hit. By their novelty alone, bed swings make a more-than-amenable statement in most settings. Truthfully, you’ll have a harder time finding a location where a bed swing won’t work than you will have finding a fitting place.

    Place one inside your home or outside of it and it will make a great statement. You’ll have a nice, cozy place all to yourself and be the envy of all who see!

    1. Speaking of that, how will one of these outdoor hanging beds stand up to the elements?

    In the last section, we mentioned that our bed swings are great additions to the interior of your home while maintaining that they are great for your porch or other outdoor settings. It’s also wrapped up in the name - ‘outdoor’ hanging bed. With that said, we’d like to take a moment or two to focus on quality so you can see just how and why our bed swings are simply built better - because they are.

    You can learn more on our “discover the difference” page, but we’ll give you a quick synopsis of our quality right here. Our bed swings, all of them, are made from Southern Yellow Pine that is both lightweight and strong, and when treated according to our processes is also resistant to the elements.

    We also use heavy duty dowels, screws and wood glue to create the joints as a part of our construction. In fact, the glue we use is so strong that the joints we produce are even stronger than the wood itself.

    After all that, we finish each of our bed swings with at least three coats of premium-quality outdoor varnish to buck the elements.

    1. What do I use to hang it?

    In addition to the features listed above, all of our bed swings ship with a standard 1 inch manila rope for hanging. Not only is manila rope tough and extremely strong, but it lends a lot of character to the overall setup that is woefully wanting in many synthetic ropes.

    It comes as part and parcel of every order and at no extra charge to you.

    1. Will you show me how to hang my bed swing?

    Yes, we will show you how to hang it! We even have a dedicated page on our website that illustrates the steps you need to follow in order to safely and effectively hang your new bed swing. All you need is a drill and bits, a five-gallon bucket, and hooks of your choice (and properly rated) in order to do so. Make sure you pack along some creativity just in case.

    Check out the following link on how to hang your bed swing if you want to learn more about how to hang it, and if you have any questions at all or you feel something is not clear, get in touch with us right away!

    1. Can I have it in my choice of color?

    Yes, you can absolutely have your outdoor bed swing in your choice of color. How could we bill ourselves as a home improvement company if we didn’t even offer you a bed swing in your choice of color? Good customer service requires personal customer attention, and we are more than happy to help!

    Do you have a hard-to-match yellow color making up the predominant scheme of your porch? Perhaps you are looking for a darker, richer, warmer color? You might even be looking for a bright blue. Whatever the case, let us know what you are looking for and we’ll color your favorite bed swing accordingly.

    Then make sure you check out our collection of accessories so you can really compliment your extra efforts.

    1. Does it have to be a bed or do you have other options?

    That is a good question, but we have some good news. An outdoor bed swing might be called a bed swing, but just as outdoor is not exclusive, neither is “bed” swing. Many of our solutions for improving your outdoor living with a porch swing bed or another form of hanging swing bed don’t need to be styled as beds.

    Many of our indoor and outdoor swing models really are made more in the likeness of regular swings and smaller seating arrangements than beds, proper. If you’re looking for something smaller and more intimate, we have many options in our online shop that would be more fitting for this than for use as a bed.

    Check out our collection of bed swings via the link above and see for yourself how you can complement your outdoor spaces (or indoor spaces). You’ll see that you can make quite a match for many settings!

    1. Do you sell accessories for your bed swings? Can I accessorize with pillows and other decorative accents?

    We absolutely do sell a variety of accessories for your favorite hanging daybed swing. Whether you’re looking for a matching table or a set of pillows and throws, we can help.

    Looking for a way to add a quick splash of color to your daybed setup? Don’t miss a chance to take a look through our cushions and swing accessories, which include many fine examples of cushion packages and much more.

    Also at that link above you can see other useful and practical accessories like cup holder attachments and comfort springs, which will make your bed swing so much more comfortable. Normally, a bed swing will only move along two dimensions, but when you add the comfort springs, your bed swing will sway and bounce like a boat in harbor. It’s so much more cathartic and pleasant!

    Also make sure you check out our link to custom made tables so you can get inspired with additional design ideas for your home’s other spaces!

    1. Can an outdoor hanging bed actually help me relax or get better sleep?

    This, like your ability to use a swing bed in so many different settings, is another topic that we have investigated at length in our blog. To keep things relatively short, we’ll say that while evidence is certainly anecdotal and not clinical, there are a lot of people that prefer sleeping in a suspended-state, such as in a hammock.

    A bed swing, especially when paired with the comfort springs mentioned above, offers what is potentially an even more pleasant experience than a hammock. With springs like these, the swing can move up and down in addition to back and forth and will gently rock you through your slumber.

    So, can it help you sleep better? Maybe - if you like sleeping in a hammock, a bed swing might be just to your liking!

    1. Are your bed swings and porch swings tough? What do you do to ensure quality?

    As you can see from the entry above on the construction of our outdoor hanging beds, they are very tough and more than capable of withstanding the elements, at least when they are properly cared for. Treat them as you would treat another piece of outdoor furniture made from natural materials and they will provide you with many years of enjoyment and relaxation.

    1. What are they made out of?

    As stated above, our bed swings are made from Southern Yellow Pine and feature uncommonly tough construction, with joints that are tougher than the actual wood itself. Light, strong and dependable, they will last for many years. If you’re just popping in at this point of the article, keep in mind that the swings come with a standard 1-inch manila rope that is also strong and classy.

    1. What if I’m looking for ideas for decor? Can Four Oak Bed Swings help?

    Yes, here at Four Oak Bed Swings we offer several options for decoration and accessorization with your new bed swing. Whether you’re looking for a custom table, which you can investigate at the link above, or for a set of cushions and pillows, which you can also find above, we offer plenty for your spaces. As stated, we also offer our bed swings in a wide range of colors and styles as well. Whatever your vision for your home, you can achieve it with one of our models!

    1. Do I have to assemble any of your swings when they get to my house?

    This might be the best little piece of news we’re offering in this article yet. Due to the uncommonly rugged and durable construction of our bed swings, they are not shipping in a ‘modular’ fashion, for lack of a better term.

    What does that mean? Well, for you, it means that our bed swings ship in basically one piece and that you are not responsible for assembly. Basically, you just pick out the bed swing that appeals to you, order it, and when it gets to you, you’re ready to hang it and get back to what matters most - relaxation!

    1. On that note, how much does Four Oak Bed Swings charge for shipping?

    The good news is about to keep on coming. It would be reasonable to assume that a large, bulky object like an assembled bed swing would be cumbersome and difficult to ship. It would follow, then, that a large, assembled bed swing would rack up high shipping charges.

    That assumption would be reasonable, but it would also be wrong. Don’t ask us how we do it (trade secret) but we offer free shipping on all of our bed swings, despite the fact that they ship assembled.

    What you see is the amount you have to pay, so don’t worry about budgeting extra for exorbitant shipping fees. With Four Oak Bed Swings, there are no exorbitant shipping fees. There are no shipping fees at all!

    1. What if my question wasn’t answered here?

    We hope we’ve been able to set aside some of your questions and concerns in this article, but in the event that you still have outstanding questions, don’t be afraid to get in touch with us. Remember, we’re only ever a phone call away, and never farther.

    Give us a call at 334-202-2870 if you want to learn more about how we do what we do or you have more specific questions about our swing beds. As we stated, we wouldn’t be much of home improvement specialists if we didn’t offer excellent customer service.

    Call us up - we welcome questions, comments, and concerns and we’re more than happy to field all of them. Additionally, if you’d rather reach out to us via email you can do that as well. Just send a message over to david@fouroakdesigns.com and we’ll get right back to you.

    In the meantime, cozy up to some of our designs as you look through our website. We’re sure there’s something in here for you. Once you’ve made the decision to add a bed swing to your design, we make the rest easy!

    Why You Need a Hanging Daybed Swing and Don’t Know It Yet

    Why You Need a Hanging Daybed Swing and Don’t Know It Yet

    In the past here at Four Oak Bed Swings, we’ve boldly plumbed topics that few have ever gone near, if any have at all. We’ve looked at some of the many ways that you can incorporate a hanging daybed swing into the design of your home. We’ve investigated some of the claims that a hanging bed or a porch swing can help you get better sleep or even unwind more easily. We’ve even gotten into some unique design schemes you can follow - and even improve - with the help of a porch swing bed or a hanging daybed for the interior of your home.

    So in this post, we’re going to shake things up just a little bit. This time, we’re going to take a slightly more subjective look and a step back to show you just why you need a hanging daybed swing, even though you don’t know it yet.

    The first reason you need one, even though you don’t know it yet, is because it will help you relax. Whether or not it will give you clinically better sleep is another story altogether, but a consistent slew of reviews from our customers in the relaxation-affirmative is all that we need to make the claim.

    Let’s put it this way: people from all over the country buy and love our porch swings, even as far away and as exotic as New Jersey. The accolades are all uniform and without a hiccup. People love our swings and it’s not just about the fact that they are built to last and look great. It’s because they’re comfortable as can possibly be.

    As we say ourselves on some of our product pages, you need to be very careful before you get into one of our hanging daybed swings, especially if under the influence of your beverage of choice. Not because of a predisposition to injury or accident, but because our daybed swings will simply make your troubles melt away.

    A trip with one of our hanging bed swings, despite the fact that you don’t physically go anywhere, is a one of a kind experience. Luckily, it isn’t a once in a lifetime experience. You can repeat it as often as you like, all with the help of one of our unique models.

    It is like being on a small craft in gentle waters, or moored in the harbor and riding the gentle swells of the sea. When you get into one of our swing beds, you’ll at once be transported to the seaside, where you’ll be regaled with memories of the water. Either that you’ll be transported to a memory of suspended bliss, hanging from a swing in some other exotic location. The point here is that the gentle rocking influence of a swing bed is something by which most lives would profit if they had the insight to welcome it in.

    Then of course, there’s the possibility that you really could get better sleep by the aid of a hanging bed. The evidence, as we have often said, is purely anecdotal, so it’s something you just need to see for yourself. That being said, there have been some studies to suggest that a gentle rocking motion that syncopates with your brain waves may actually help you sleep. Again, it’s only a possibility and not hard proof - but don’t you want to experience it firsthand?

    Adding a comfortable little getaway to your home is far from the only reason to take your interior (or porch) design to the next level. There are aesthetic reasons to do so as well. For example, there are just so few homes out there with porch swings that any that has one is all but certain to turn heads. Whether you’re looking for a conversation starter or just a new fixture of decor, a hanging daybed swing can be the answer.

    Add a daybed swing to any room in your home or to your porch and you’ll entirely change the setting with nothing more than a minimum of effort. We even provide you the resources to spruce everything up with unique accessories and we can show you how to hang your new swing bed, too!

    One more thing - all of our swing beds ship for free and they also ship fully assembled, so that’s one more way we make your life easier as well. Plus, they’re all made with nothing but the highest possible quality Southern Yellow Pine, finished with three coats (at least!) of high-grade outdoor varnish, and come with heavy-duty ropes for hanging. We’ll even paint them in the color of your choice!

    Check out our collection of swing beds and accessories at the link above and let us know if you have any questions - you can always reach us at 334-202-2870 and we’re always happy to help.

    9 Ways to Revitalize Your Home and Life with a Daybed Porch Swing

    9 Ways to Revitalize Your Home and Life with a Daybed Porch Swing

    So you’re looking at new ways to uplift and revitalize your home and lifestyle? Well, we have a few tricks up our sleeve and there’s a good chance you’ll never have tried what we’re about to suggest before!

    Call it a rarity if you will, but there just aren’t that many homes around that make artful use of a daybed porch swing, and it sure isn’t from a lack of availability. All you need to pull off some of these pointers is a little spirit of creativity and a little help from us here at Four Oak Bed Swings.

    With no further ado, here are some of the best ways you can revitalize your home and lifestyle with a daybed porch swing from our catalog.

    1. Spruce up your porch

    Let’s face a simple truth - not every porch is graced with the unmistakable, unforgettable character of a porch swing. In fact, we’d even venture far enough to say that most are not!

    Despite the fact that we’ve been featured on HGTV and are critically acclaimed for our quality and unique designs, there is still so much room around the country for folks to up their exterior design and offer a really unique perspective on porch arrangement.

    Now, admittedly, even though you can spruce up your porch with a bed swing, ours are made from Southern Yellow Pine and not spruce, but nonetheless, they will lend an unmistakable quality of refinement to your porch, whether on the front porch or in the back.

    People used to rubberneck to see spectacles of the road, but if you’re the first one on your block with a porch swing from Four Oak Bed Swings, they’ll be slowing down to check out your new style. Just call it a ‘Porsche’ swing!

    1. Jazz up your living room

    Porch might be in the name, but a porch isn’t the only area in your home where you can make out like a thief with a traditional porch swing. You can add them to just any room in the house, but pump the brakes cause the living room is up next.

    You entertain company on the porch, but you don’t stop there, right? Any time that you do your indoor entertaining you’ll be needing something to invigorate your sense of interior design, and perhaps your secret weapon should be reserved for the inside of your home where only intimate company comes to visit.

    After all, maybe you’re the reserved type that doesn’t like to flaunt your airs about the town, and there’s nothing wrong with that. A little bit of grace and poise are in store for all of us, and maybe a day bed swing is in your cards - for the interior of your home.

    Plus, if you really want to get one for the relaxation of it, what better place could there be for one than your living room, where you will presumably spend an appreciable amount of your time?

    1. Give your bedroom a facelift - or a bed lift, if you will

    But it doesn’t stop there, because if you really are the type who likes to play cards on the down low, then the best place in your home for a swing bed is your bedroom, where you can really go to get away from it all - and that’s exactly what a daybed swing from our collection can provide for you.

    A bed swing goes with the harmony, peace, and quiet of your bedroom like gloves go with a hat and coat. If you’re looking for a toned-down way to make a statement for your home while still adding value to it, then the place in your home where you should add a bed swing is most certainly your bedroom.

    Besides, you won’t miss out on all of the other benefits that one of our models can offer you by doing so - you’ll just be reserving your appreciation for our designs to the most personal room in your home and there’s nothing wrong with that!

    1. Synchronize with your interior design aesthetic, no matter what it is!

    Another great thing about our bed swings comes in the form of the fact that you can mesh with whatever vision you have for your home, with almost no exceptions. The only place one of our bed swings might seem a little amiss would be in only the most reserved of traditional aesthetics, and even then, you could tweak the aesthetic slightly to make one work.

    No, by contrast, you will be absolutely amazed at how well - how effortlessly - you will find yourself able to work a bed swing into the design of your home. In fact, we recently wrote a comprehensive guide detailing some of the most prevalent design themes in the country at present and just how exactly you can get a bed swing to work with them. You can read our guide to designing themes and bed swings in our blog at the link above.

    If you’re going for a coastal or a nautical theme, you’ll be impressed at how well our natural manila rope swings mesh with that design aesthetic. If, by contrast, you are a fan of industrial chic design, you’ll be similarly impressed with the decidedly industrial look of some of our swings. For you ruralists out there, the exposed, reclaimed wooden look of some of our bed swings will please.

    In short, you won’t run out of inspiration while perusing our catalog!

    1. Get better sleep

    Another thing that we have touched on in our blog is the potential for you to get better sleep, if not better rest and relaxation, by the aid of our bed swings. Now, honestly, a lot of the testimony that would assert the matter is anecdotal, but there is quite the corpus of anecdotal evidence at that, so take it for what you will, but it does demand attention.

    People all over the world sing the praises of sleeping in a hammock because they claim that it gives them a better night’s sleep. There is a saying that ten thousand Frenchman can’t be wrong, and there is a lesser-known saying that we just coined that slightly fewer bed swing enthusiasts can’t be wrong either.

    There’s also been research (inconclusive, but still) that suggests that sleeping in a hammock or a swing simulates sleeping in the womb, where the rhythmic motions you will experience syncopate with your brain waves to help facilitate sleep.

    True or not, perhaps the best way for you to find out for yourself is simply to try it. Sleep in a bed swing for a night and see how you feel. You just might find it gives you your best sleep yet.

    1. Set out to sea without leaving the porch

    Another thing you may simply love about a daybed porch swing is the feeling it will offer you the very moment you jump into one. This is especially true for you out there who own boats - or just those of you who like to be on the water.

    The sensation of resting in a rocking bed swing is uncannily like that of being on a boat in a gentle chop, or even slightly more gentle rising and falling waters. Any one of you reading this who appreciates the feeling of being on the water when it’s not glassy smooth will probably love the feeling of being in a bed swing in motion.

    Hop into one and you will immediately be transported to memories of a morning on the water. The bed will swing and sway gently under the impetus of your movement before slowly fading away. With each of your subtle movements, the swing will respond in kind, not entirely unlike a vessel.

    That’s a bit of a niche appeal, but there are definitely people out there who will be drawn to it!

    1. Disconnect and relax more

    Even if you aren’t drawn to the eerie similarity between the feeling of being in a bed swing and being on a boat, or to the idea that it might help you sleep better, you’ll definitely be able to relax and unwind more with the aid of one.

    Put one on your porch and make it your chosen spit for unwinding with your preferred drink at the end of a long day, or make it a habit to catch up on some good literature in one in the corner of your room.

    Whether you use it to help you sleep or not, you will find the draw of a porch swing undeniable, especially after you experience one. Right now the mere thought of it might be nothing more than a temptation, but if you ever get one of your own, the draw will be intoxicating!

    1. It will improve the value of your home

    Another thing that you won’t be able to deny is that the addition of a swing bed to some area of your home - whether exterior or interior - will add value to your home. Full size, twin size, weather-resistant, whatever accessories you pair with them, none of that matters because all of our swing beds are made to represent the highest possible level of quality and for their scarcity alone will put the accent mark on your home to increase its value by a margin.

    As we mentioned near the outset of this article, there just aren’t that many homes around rocking swing beds or porch swings despite the opportunities they present. It’s a quick and relatively easy way to add some unexpected value to your home and just might be the uncontested gem of your domicile!

    1. If nothing else, it will be a great conversation starter!

    If you have no other reason besides personal preference to want to include a porch swing bed into the design of your home, but you need one anyway, consider this: it will serve as a conversation starter among all types of company.

    Due in part to the same scarcity that will enable them to add value to your home, a swing bed will give your company a jumping-off point to learn more about your home and the inspiration that guided its decoration.

    No one is going to enter your home and fail to notice your swing bed - and that’s almost a certainty. If you’re looking for a way to pass unmistakable, undeniable, unforgettable character into the genes of your home, you can do it with a swing bed. True, you can do it in other ways, but you can definitely do it with a swing bed!

    Reach out to Us!

    If there are two things that matter to us here at Four Oak Bed Swings, they are the uncompromised quality of our products and the customer experience that we provide our clients.

    In the way of quality, we only produce our daybed porch swings from the finest components such as Southern Yellow Pine, which is both light and strong, as well as sustainable. We craft the frames from these and then complete the joints using age-old, proven techniques, and high-quality adhesives. In fact, the glues we use are so durable that the finished joints are stronger than the wood itself.

    We then finish each bed swing with no fewer than three coats of high-quality outdoor grade varnish so that your bed swing will stand up not only to the elements but to the seasons as well. Then, we complete the picture with 1-inch manila rope and give our customers the choice of how they want their bed swing colored.

    That quality, in part, affects the customer experience, but we see that on a separate front. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to us and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Ask us for product suggestions, or for design advice; let us clear up any questions you have on how we make our products. Give us a call at 334-202-2870 today and we’ll help you out - and remember, our products ship assembled, and they ship for free, too!